Popular Freeware Apps

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007

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Anti Spyware

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Download

Ad-Aware Personal provides advanced protection from known data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components. Download

WinPatrol uses a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others download new reference files. Download

SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web. Download


Image Viewers

XnView is an efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter. Download

IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative graphic viewer for Windows. Download

FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touch the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and much more. Download

cPicture Download


Audio/Video Players

VLC media player is a free cross-platform media player.

RealPlayer

Winamp Download

Zoom Player Standard Download

Foobar2000is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include ReplayGain support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular audio formats.


Programmer's Text Editor

PSPad Editor Download

Notepad++ is a source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment. Download

SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Download

NoteMaster is a highly flexible code and text editor for Windows.

SuperEdi is a text editor with syntax coloring and build-in FTP client. The build-in directory tree helps you locate files quickly without opening the Windows Explorer.

jEdit Download

Crimson Editor Download


Privacy Tool

IE Privacy Keeper will clean your traces of online and offline (system) activity. Download

Simple File Shredder is a utility that securely deletes your files so they can't be restored using recovery software. SFS ensures your privacy by scrambling file names, over-writing files with random bytes, changing the file date/time to a random date/time value,and verify files have been completely shredded before deleting them.

Simple File Shredder also supports shredding the Windows Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, and Temp files. Also supported is Firefox, Opera, and Netscape browser "junk files" (cache, cookies, etc.).

Eraser is a secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Download

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Download


Other Apps

WinMerge is an Open Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms. It is highly useful for determing what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions. Download

Lupas Rename 2000 is a program to rename a big number of files. Download

Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. Direct Download

Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading. It enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup folders' items and some of the initialization files, so that the user could choose to temporarily disable selected entries, edit them, create new, or delete them permanently.

Starter can be used to list all the running processes with possibility to view extended process' information (such as used DLLs, memory usage, thread count, priorities etc.), and to terminate selected process (even a Windows NT service, having enough access rights).

Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments
to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve. Downloads

AutoHotkey can

  • Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.

  • Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.

  • Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way".

  • Create custom data entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars.

  • Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.

  • Convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.
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xplorer² lite is a file and information manager that adheres to the philosophy "efficiency through simplicity". Without reinventing the wheel, it integrates the best features of Windows' shell architecture in a small, resource efficient package that's instantly familiar to work with. But look a little closer and you'll discover a whole new world under the surface that offers power, precision and flexibility, and will boost your everyday productivity no end!

MyUninstaller - Alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove applet of Windows operating system. It displays the list of all installed application, and allows you to uninstall an application, delete an uninstall entry, and save the list of all installed applications into a text file or HTML file.

MyUninstaller also provides additional information for most installed applications that the standard Add/Remove applet doesn't display: product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation folder and more. Direct Download

Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist users when dealing with an infected system.

SIW - System Information for Windows is an utility that displays detailed specs for motherboard, BIOS, CPU, devices, memory, video, disk drivers, ports, printers, operating system, installed programs, processes, services, serial numbers (CD keys), users, open files, system uptime, network, network shares, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, memory, page file usage and network traffic. It displays currently active network connections, passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more. Direct Download

SyncBack Freeware helps you easily backup and synchronise your files to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc); an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive.

Filemon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column tells you the outcome.

Foxit Reader is a free reader/viewer/printer for PDF documents. Direct Download

AM-DeadLink can detect dead links and duplicates in Internet Explorer, Opera , Mozilla and Netscape. Additionally it can download/update the FavIcons (Internet Explorer and Opera only). Direct Download

StrokeIt - Mouse Gestures for Windows. Download

Total Uninstall monitors any changes made to your system during the installation of a new application. It allows you to perform a complete uninstall without having to rely on the supplied Add/Remove program which can leave files or changes behind. Download

WordWeb is a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs.



Open Office is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite. Compatible with all other major office suites.

Unlocker lets you unlock and delete files that Windows tells you is in use.

freeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. Download

7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio. Download



FTP Commander is simple and easy to use ftp client. Download

TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying thumbnail preview of the application that will be switched to. TaskSwitchXP also has a powerful process and window management capability that allows you quickly to close/minimize applications and their groups. The unique capabilities of TaskSwitchXP make it useful for tracking down multitudinous windows, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Dimension 4 will monitor your Internet connection and automatically adjust your PC's clock when you're online at an interval you specify. Download

Computer Inspector will analyze and warn you about third-party software installed on your computer. It shows what's running with full details, and highlights any suspicious process.

APO USB Autorun enables you to add autorun functionality to your USB drive. It automatically searches for the standard autorun.inf (as used with CDs) and executes it. This simple, but very handy functionality allows you to create an autorun menus in the same way you would for a CD and use it with your USB drive, or launch playlists, html pages and any other type of file as soon as the USB drive is inserted. In addition to the autorun functionality, the program also allows you to quickly access the files on the USB drive(s) from the tray icon menu.

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats. Download

McAfee AVERT Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations.

 

 


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